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Israel festival to fete four

Halfon's 'Place' selected as opening night film

Focus Features co-presidents David Linde and James Schamus, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai and producer-manager Bernie Brillstein will be honored Dec. 1 at the launch of the 21st annual Israel Film Festival at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

“What a Wonderful Place,” written and directed by Eyal Halfon, has been selected as the opening night film. The movie is Israel’s entry in the race for the foreign-language film Oscar.

Fest runs Dec. 1-15. All other films will screen at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, Laemmle’s Town Center 5 and Laemmle Fallbrook 7 in West Hills.

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